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Ky. Supreme Court set to hear arguments in death of informant, family seeking compensation
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:27 AM EDT
Kentucky Supreme Court justices are weighing whether state troopers violated their legal duties in handling an informant who was killed during an undercover drug buy gone wrong.
An attorney for Gaither's family argued that troopers continued to use the teen as an informant, even though his work had become known to dealers in the area.
An attorney for Kentucky State Police told the justices the man who shot Gaither and a grand juror who revealed his identity were responsible for the death.
The Kentucky Board of Claims awarded Gaither's family $168,000.
A Franklin County Circuit Court judge overturned that decision in 2011.